Spring Break 2019


April 1

 

Visit Monticello: Inventions & Innovations 
As we tour Monticello, we’ll focus on the inventions and innovations of President Thomas Jefferson.

Design Challenge in Open Studio or High-Altitude Balloon Launch Preparation 
Building off the inspiration from Monticello, you will have the opportunity to begin creating a one-of-a-kind invention or innovation. You can also put your imagination and engineering skills to use, as we prepare our high-altitude balloon for launch on Wednesday.  

 

April 2

 

Design Challenge in Open Studio or High-Altitude Balloon Launch Preparation 
Building off the inspiration from Monticello, you will have the opportunity to continue creating a one-of-a-kind  invention or innovation. You can also put your imagination and engineering skills to use, as we prepare our high-altitude balloon for launch on Wednesday.  

UVA Athletics: Baseball Game & Video Production | Student Athlete Panel | Football Facilities & JPJ Tour 
We’ve been invited to visit UVA to watch a portion of the baseball game that includes video production, as the Hoos take on Seton Hall. We’ll speak with student-athletes who will share their sporting and academic experiences from the lens of a college student. AND, we’ll get a tour of football facilities and JPJ (John Paul Jones) arena.  

 

April 3

 

High-Altitude Balloon Launch & Recovery
We’ll start the day by launching our high-altitude balloon and payload from Scottsville, VA. We’ll document the launch from our drone camera and recover the balloon from near Richmond, VA. 

 

April 4

 

Community Service Project at Camp Holiday Trails 
We’ll start the day by giving back to our community. “Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) is a year-round nonprofit camp in a natural setting at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central VA. CHT incorporated as a nonprofit in 1973 and since that time has provided over 10,000 kids with medical needs the opportunity to experience a positive camp experience.”

 

Science Fair” Documentary & Conversation 

Filmmakers follow nine high school students from around the globe as they compete at an international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest teens from 78 countries, only one will be named Best in Fair.”

We’ll have popcorn and watch a documentary that will inspire us to follow our ideas and passions.
After the viewing, we’ll have a conversation about what inspires us to make our dreams a reality.


 

April 5

 

Morven Farms

“In 2001, John Kluge gave his 7,379 acre Morven Farm to the University of Virginia. As a resource for the University’s collaborative research and teaching, Morven’s archival records, social and cultural history, landscape and gardens bring together a wealth of scholarship with innovative research and recent advances in technology. 

As a place-based representative of the large history of human and natural systems of the region, Morven today serves the University as a destination for critical thinking and experimentation. UVA currently retains 2,913 acres, which includes forty-three buildings and a core property to be held in perpetuity. From the breathtaking Formal Gardens, a real Japanese Garden, immense horse barns, historic homes, the meeting barn complete with a plush movie theater, and a one-acre kitchen garden – Morven is a one-of-a-kind place tucked away just down the road from Monticello.”

We’ll explore the property, in addition to learning about the next generation of thinkers, scientists, innovators, and policymakers who will address global food issues.

 

 

 April 6

 

UVA Engineering: Annual Open House 

Why are engineers some of the most in-demand professionals in the world today? You can find out why during the 2019 Engineering Open House at the University of Virginia School of Engineering. Learn how an engineering education can lead to an exciting, meaningful career. Engineers are leaders who make the world a better place by creating knowledge and technologies to advance every aspect of human life. At UVA, our engineers are developing medical technologies to treat and cure some of the world’s most devastating diseases; making it possible for autonomous systems such as self-driving cars to become part of everyday reality; securing computer systems worldwide from cyber attacks; and helping communities mitigate waste and deal with climate change.